About Me

Daniel Shorkend was born in South Africa and moved to Israel in 2018. He holds a doctorate in art history and is involved in ongoing research. He has had numerous exhibitions in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Akko, Ein Hod and Haifa, and is represented in the holy city of Sefad at the General Exhibition. He has published 13 books on kabbalah, art and fictional works as well as 14 Journal articles on art in relation to sport.


Published Articles and Books:

Journal Publications:

  • “The visual sense and the power of art” in GJRHCS – Global Journal of Research in Humanities & Cultural Studies Volume 01| Issue 01 | Sep-Oct | 2021: Volume-1: Issue-1; 2021.
  • HE DIALECTICAL OSCILATION BETWEEN AESTHETIC AND EXTRA-AESTHETIC MODALITIES: Reading art as two states  Social Science learning Education Journal  in the “Volume 07 Issue 09 [September 2022] 
  • On the Interdisciplinary Nexus between Art and science in International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies, vol. 2, issue 4, 2022
  • The Potency of Art in Global Acad J Humanit Soc Sci; Vol-3, Iss-4 (Sept-Oct, 2021).
  • “Forging a New Paradigm: On the structure of the interdisciplinary and its application (part II)” in International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary research and studies, 2022, vol 2: issue 1.
  • “The Interdisciplinary nexus between art and science and the play of the aesthetics” in World Journal of Educational Research and Education, 2022 vol 13 (2), 617-625.
  • “Forging a New Paradigm: On the structure of the interdisciplinary and its application (Part 3)” in Innovate Journal of Education, Volume 10, issue 22, 2022.
  • “is art as valuable to society as science?”, Volume-7, Issue-2 (February, 2022) in Journal Saudi Journal of Engineering and Technology.
  • Artistic formalism in relation to sport and science: Towards the peaceful co-existence of differing “forms of life” published in the International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies.
  • Forging a New Paradigm: On the Structure of the Interdisciplinary and its application (part 4) in Social Science, Humanities and Sustainability Research, volume 3, number 1, 2022.
  • THE FORMULAE FOR WRITING A GOOD SCIENTIFIC ACADEMIC ARTICLE in Novel Research in Science Nov Res Science 10(5).
  • “Is art as valuable to society as science?” Volume-7, Issue-2 (February, 2022) in Journal Saudi Journal of Engineering and Technology.
  • The Potency of Art in Global Acad J Humanit Soc Sci; Vol-3, Iss-4 (Sept-Oct, 2021).
  • “Forging a New Paradigm: On the structure of the interdisciplinary and its application (part II)” in International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary research and studies, 2022, vol 2: issue 1.
  • “The Interdisciplinary nexus between art and science and the play of the aesthetics” in World Journal of Educational Research and Education, 2022 vol 13 (2), 617-625.
  • “Forging a New Paradigm: On the structure of the interdisciplinary and its application (Part 3)” in Innovate Journal of Education, Volume 10, issue 22, 2022.
  • “The visual sense and the power of art” in GJRHCS – Global Journal of Research in Humanities & Cultural Studies Volume 01| Issue 01 | Sep-Oct | 2021: Volume-1: Issue-1; 2021.
  • “Idealist theories of sport in relation to art” in the Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, Volume 10, 2018 – Issue 1.
  • “The institutional theory of art in relation to the Institution of sport” published in the Journal of Aesthetic Education, Summer 2019 Issue.
  • “The Philosophy of sport as artistic expression” published in the International Journal of English and Cultural Studies, Vol 1. No. 1, May 2018.
  • “Postmodernism in relation to sport” published in the online journal Sports Science – Insight, vol 1, issue 1, 2018.
  • “A New Paradigm relating art to sport” published in the Journal Advances in Physical Education, vol 9, nbr 1, 2019.
  • “Confluences between art and sport” published in Journal Advances in Physical Education.
  • “Artistic Mimesis in relation to sport” to be published in Budapest International Research and Critics Institute, vol 2, nbr 1. Feb. 2019.
  • “Artistic Formalism in relation to Sport” published in the International Journal of Social Sciences, Vol 7, No 2 March 2019.
  • “The Institutionalized body aesthetic or ideology in Ancient Greek Sport” in Journal of Sports and Games, Vol 1, No 11 March 2019 and “Yves Klein and judo as a sport and an art”, Vol 1, No 11 March 2019.
  • Opinion article in Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine (Volume 5, Issue 1, 2019).
  • Opinion article in Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine (Volume 5, Issue 3, 2019).
  • “Nazism and sport: The dangers of art aesthetics” in the International Journal of Innovative Studies in Sociology and Humanities (Volume 4, Issue 7, 2019).
  • “The argument from Intertwining” in American Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (Volume 5, 2019).
  • “Aesthetics, art and sport: Towards the Argument from Intertwining” in South Asian Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (Volume 1, Issue 3 – Oct-Nov 2019).
  • “Judo as a work of art”, In Philosophy International Journal Vol 3:3, 2020.
  • “On the interdisciplinary nexus between art and sport, In Journal of Sports and Games Vol 2:12, 2020.

Books Published:

  • Doctorate thesis (“A New Interpretation of Sport derived from art-related aesthetics”) as well as the following books: “The Meaning of Art: A compilation of essays”; “Vladamir, art theory and the Ark”, “Essays and Meditations on the Kabbalah”, “Poems and Songs” (translated into 8 languages), “The book before the book”, “My first year in Israel and other pontifications” and “A Patchwork of Colours” through Lambert Academic and Fictional Publishing (2018/2019) and “7 for 70: Insights on Devarim” (2020).
  • Wrote a short novel under a pseudonym Ivorn Summing entitled “A Trip to the Palace” (published by Chipmunka publishers, UK, 2011), a sequel (“Meditations with and without medication”) published with Lambert (2019).
  • Contributed illustrations for a book: “Fragments of mystical wisdom” by Gad Kaplan – 2007 and “Treasure teachings on meditation” by the same author – 2016.
A Trip to the PalaceBuy from amazon.com My Third Year In Israel And A Few Months BeyondBuy from amazon.com The Visual Language Of Art:: My Second Year In Israel.Buy from amazon.com The Book before the book: Ruminations on art and other things: Ruminations on art and other thingsBuy from amazon.com
Meditations with and without medication: A sequel to “A Trip to the Palace” and other excursions.Buy from amazon.com A Patchwork of Colours (Paperback)Buy from amazon.com A New Interpretation of Sport derived from Art-related AestheticsBuy from amazon.com Vladamir, Art Theory and the ArkBuy from amazon.com
The Meaning of Art: A Compilation of EssaysBuy from amazon.com My First Year in Israel and other pontifications: All beginnings are difficultBuy from amazon.com Poems and Songs: Entries of the HeartBuy from amazon.com Torah insights into the book of DevarimBuy from amazon.com
Meditations and Essays on the KabbalahBuy from amazon.com (please “copy and paste”)

https://my.justfiction-edition.com/catalog/details//store/gb/book/978-613-9-42371-2/all-the-entropy


Exhibitions

  • SOLO EXHIBITION – 2022 – Chagall Artists House, Haifa
  • Solo exhibitions at Marais Road Synagogue – 2002 (Cape Town; Alliance Francais – 2007 (Cape Town), the Framery – 2010 (Cape Town); Highlands House (Cape Town) – 2011; Wessel Snyman Creative – 2012 (Cape Town); Private Residence (Cape Town) – 2014; Irma Stern Museum (University of Cape Town) – 2017; Association for Visual Arts (Cape Town) – 2018; Ohr Samaach Campus (Cape Town) – 2018.
  • Rose Korber Salon (Group Show, Cape Town)– 2012; Kunskamer (group show, Cape Town) – 2017; diebreytenbachgallery – 2017 (Group Show – Wellington).
  • Members’ exhibition – Association of Visual Arts – 2012; Year End Exhibition – Association of Visual Arts – 2016.
  • Solo show at the Mikhlat Gallery in Jerusalem (2018).
  • Solo show at the General Exhibition in Sefad (2018) and followed at the Cultural museum clock tower – sefad (2019).
  • Represented at the Blue Bird Gallery, Acre (2019) and General Exhibition in Sefad (2020).
  • Group Exhibition – Artists’ House – Haifa (December 2018; April 2019; June 2020; August 2020); Shruber Cultural Centre – Jerusalem (March 2019) with Noami Rosenwacht (curator); Artist’s House – Haifa (April 2019); Tel Aviv (Zoa American Zionist House, 2019). Ein Hod gallery (March/April 2019).
  • Invited to present paintings at the International Art Fair in Venice – April/May 2019.
  • Participant in the Artbox Project at Swiss art Expo – 15th-19th August 2019.

Accolades

  • Staple artist at the Artists House (Haifa) and the General Exhibition (Sefad).

  • Belville de Ateliers finalist – 2011.
  • Received the Irma Stern scholarship for art – 1999, Robin Ardwinkle scholarship – 2012 and Deans list – 1996.
  • SACE membership (South African Teachers Association).
  • On television for South African artists (Sart, DSTV)– 2005, Free SPIRIT – 2007 (SABC1), Simchah – 2011 (SABC1) and SAFM radio interview on my art (2007).
  • Television interview about my art on i24 News (2018).
  • Guest lecturer at Michaelis (University of Cape Town) on my art in 2013 and on Art and Writing for the 1st and 4th years – 2017.
  • Guest lecturer at Tel Aviv University in Environmental studies – Porter School – (argued in relation to art and sport) – 2018.
  • Attended conference – “Between the lines” – an exchange between South African and German artists at Michaelis (University of Cape Town), 2013. Presenter at Cultural Observatory Conference “Counting Culture” – Doctorate findings – May 2016 and also chaired a panel discussion at the 2nd such conference in Johannesburg in May 2017.
  • Invited to present at the foremost meeting on the philosophy of sport, namely the International Association of the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS) at the 42nd Annual Conference in Whistler, BC, Canada in September 2017 as well as Health Economics in Osaka, Japan (October 2019).
  • Lead Guest editor of special issues – Pisco-Med – Insight – Sports Science (2019).
  • Editorial Board Member of SCIREA Journal of Sociology. Lead Guest Editor of special issue – International Journal of the Arts (2019). Reviewer and Editorial Board Member – Journal of Education and Training Studies.
  • All paintings are professionally packaged to order and come with a certificate of authentication as original art signed by the artist.

Interviews

Interview with talented South African artist Danny Shorkend about his exciting new exhibition called “Perpetual Energy” at the Chagall Artists House in Haifa. i24NEWS English Emily Frances, Host “Holy Land Uncovered” (“copy and paste” please):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsXzqd-ckik

also this years before:

 

Daniel Shorkend - The Artist